In case people aren’t familiar with you and your amazing business, would you mind sharing what you do?
I get to help people who want to live more alive. My clients own their story, find their power, and come alive to who they really are. Whether it be in one-on-one coaching, online programs, group workshops, or speaking, everything I do is centered on coming back home to yourself; helping people actualize their potential and live a whole, fulfilling life. I’m a firm believer in radical life responsibility, that we are all here to bring our gifts to the world, and sometimes we need an outside perspective to support us, be our mirror, and coach us into the life we long for. That’s what coaching is all about!
What made you decide to become a life coach?
My choice to become a life coach was less of a choice and more of a calling, as cliche as it may sound. I like to view my life as a divine series of events, both painful and beautiful, that created the perfect storm for what I do today. I was always positive and go-getting, (my dream career in high school was to be a motivational speaker) but under my natural bubbly personality, I carried a lot of pain from my childhood. Seeking answers, I found myself in numerous spiritual communities, churches, and in college studied to be a sex therapist. I was always looking for ways to heal and help others heal. Because of my natural strength at seeing the potential in others, my love of self-development, my education, and my own healing path, when I discovered coaching it just made sense. I wouldn’t be able to help people in the capacity I do had it not been for the pain I worked through in therapy and with coaches myself. Life has a beautiful way of allowing us to transform our stories.
How can a life coach help clients with their wellness or health goals?
The purpose of coaching is to help people go from where they are now to where they want to be, or as I like to say, help people become who they really are. In my practice, I use heart-centered goal setting to cut right to the core of what they really want. I help my clients trust their inner voice, change the patterns that are not working for them, strip away fears and limiting beliefs keeping them from living out their best self, and support them in seeing their true power. At the heart of what I do is be a mirror for people. I help them see themselves in a loving, true way, and from that place, their goals come alive. Rather than setting goals like “lose 15 lbs,” which can create worthiness based on outcome, I help clients with goals like, “be the lightest and most free I’ve ever felt.” Of course there is work, action, and accountability involved, but the deeper issue is never the weight or the change itself, it’s the belief that you are worthy of the change, capable of the change, and are making the change from love. Goals like this provide a more sustainable outcome and a healthier view of the self. My clients leave their programs feeling more themselves than ever. For me, that’s the ultimate goal.
What is your daily wellness practice?
My daily wellness practice is comprised of a few non-negotiables and then I sprinkle in some fun! I get up every morning, scrape my tongue, and drink a cup of warm apple cider vinegar lemon water first thing. I usually spend an hour on self-care which is made up of vedic meditation, journaling, and reading with a cup of bulletproof coffee and my favorite morning oats. I regularly nourish my body with 8 hours of sleep, whole food, lots of water, and movement. Right now for my workouts I do a 20 minute HIIT, TRX, and hot yoga. Connecting with my husband daily is also top on my priority list. I think the biggest tip I could offer to anyone seeking to be more well and whole is forgiveness. True forgiveness will do something for you no green smoothie ever will.